Castle Hill Anthem

 
Performed by:
Brian Thorp
Recorded in:
Holmfirth Folk Festival
Recorded on:
06/05/2006
Recorded by:
Ray Padgett and Steve Gardham
Genre:
Parting
Keywords:
Landscape,
Love,
Sailors,
Travel
 

Archival information

TYG:
51
Key:
D
Time Signature:
4/4 and various
Roud id:
660
Laws id:
O30
Master title:
Pleasant and Delightful
Places Cited:
The Indies

Lyrics

1
How pleasant and delightful on a bright summer’s morn,
When the hills and the valleys are covered in corn;
There’s a blackbird and a throstle sings on every green tree,
And the larks sang so melodious, and the larks sang so melodious,
And the larks sang melodious, at the break of the day.

2
Said the sailor to his true love, ‘I’ll ’ave thee beware,
Our topsails are hoisted and we must away;
We are bound for the Indies where the loud cannons roar,
For to see my dear Nancy, for to see my dear Nancy,
For to see my dear Nancy, she’s the girl I adore.’

3
‘And when I return, my love, and when I return, my love,
And when I return, my love, I’ll make thee my bride.’
And the larks sang so melodious, and the larks sang so melodious,
And the larks sang melodious, at the break of the day.

4
A ring from her finger she instantly drew,
Saying, ‘Take this, my darling, and I will be true.’
Ten-’thousand sweet kisses from her lips then she blew,
‘May the heavens protect thee, may the heavens protect thee,
May the heavens protect thee, where’er thou may be.’
And the larks, etc.

Archival information

TYG:
51
Key:
D
Time Signature:
4/4 and various
Roud id:
660
Laws id:
O30
Master title:
Pleasant and Delightful
Places Cited:
The Indies